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Old 10-17-2007, 02:43 AM   #1
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Hi there!
I`m new to Linux, but very interesting in it.
At first, I want to know how to configure local office network better:

1) nfs + kerberos + ldap
2) ldap + samba
3) something else ?

and in what case this configuration is suitable?

p.s.: sorry for my bad English
Old 10-17-2007, 03:23 AM   #2
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And welcome to LQ!

Your English looks fine to me :}

As for your question: how about we go the other way? You tell
us what you want to achieve, and we make guesses at what may work
to allow for that?

Old 10-17-2007, 07:53 AM   #3
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Tinkster, thanks for quick reply =)

I`m trying to explain my situation:

we have small office network (about 50-60 hosts Win XP), Win 2003 server, and want to use linux. Office workers are mostly programmers. And now my question: how realize tne "bond" server-local machine for this purposes? What schema are you advising?
Old 10-17-2007, 09:13 AM   #4
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Since your office is using primarily Windows machines, I recommend going with Samba. In general, I've found it's easier to make a Linux box use Microsoft protocols than it is to bend Windows into working with *nix based protocols (like nfs). Both do work, one works better for this situation, in my opinion.

Also, what are you trying to do? If all you need are network disk space, then you're done with just Samba. If you're looking into having a centralized authentication method as well, then you'll want Kerberos or LDAP. I've used both, but never have administered either, so someone else will have to give some advice on those.


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